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Historical Events In 1968

Monday, 08 August 2022

Jul 26   On this day in history lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies  

Jul 27   Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies on this day in history.  

Jul 27   In the year 1968 race Riot in Gary Indiana  

Jul 28   On this day in history charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70  

Jul 29   Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption on this day in history.  

Jul 29   On this day in history pope Paul VI reaffirms stand against artificial birth control  

Jul 30   Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away in the year 1968.  

Jul 30   Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Jul 31   Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on this day in history.  

Jul 31   Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Aug 03   Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Aug 04   On this day in history 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif  

Aug 05   Luther Perkins American guitarist in the year 1968.  

Aug 06   In the year 1968 ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60  

Aug 08   On this day in history race riot in Miami Florida  

Aug 09   Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague in the year 1968.  

Aug 11   Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies in the year 1968.  

Aug 12   Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

Aug 14   In the year 1968 in the Northern Celebesa a 7.4 earthquake caused tsunami waves, reaching up to 300 meters inland,took some 200 lives and destroyed 700 houses. Wave heights were estimated at 8 to 10 meters  

Aug 15   Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1968.  

Aug 15   Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting in the year 1968.  

Aug 16   On this day in history luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71  

Aug 18   On this day in history cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52  

Aug 19   On this day in history sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44  

Aug 20   650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.  

Aug 20   On this day in history earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69  

Aug 20   Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   Democratic Convention opens in Chicago in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   In the year 1968 radio Prague (Czech) at 12 50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement  

Aug 21   On this day in history radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement  

Aug 21   Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45 in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 in the year 1968.  

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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